ASES honors persons making significant contributions to the Society and generally within the field of solar and renewable energy each year. ASES confers six separate awards, as well regularly naming new Fellows. The 2015 award winners are listed below.
The winner will have made a significant contribution to the American Solar Energy Society or to the field of solar energy. No geographical limitations are imposed and the winner need not be a member of the society.
Honors pioneers in the passive solar design field who have set the stage for others to follow. Honorees are men and women who developed the theories, early research efforts, new concepts, and opportunities for later researchers to develop. Their foresight, innovative thinking, and creativity opened the doors for others.
This award recognizes special contributions to the American Solar Energy Society. It honors those whose volunteer efforts on behalf of the society have significantly advanced ASES’s ability to meet its mission.
The recipient of this award/scholarship must be a graduate student concentrating his or her program in the field of solar energy, and be a current member of the American Solar Energy Society. The student’s graduate program should emphasize solar and the application must include an explanation of the applicant’s future plans in the field.
The recipient is recognized as making a significant contribution to the acceptance and advancement of women in the field of solar energy development or deployment.
The primary requirement for the Hoyt Clarke Hottel Award is that the recipient has made a significant contribution to the technology in any area of the solar energy field. Hottel Award nominees may have been involved in the development of useful analytical models; the discovery, development, or improvement of energy conversion processes; or the widespread implementation of solar energy technology.